Grief and loss can be painful, challenging and overwhelming. Often for the first time we are open to conflicting emotions and may be unprepared to cope with this change in our life.
- Wondering how you are ever going to survive this?
- Tired of being stuck?
- Feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions?
How therapy can help
Therapy can help facilitate a healthy passage through the grief process. We can more easily move gradually and naturally from being stuck in the cycle of grief to learning to integrate and embrace the loss in to our life. By gently allowing acceptance to emerge, we can allow ourselves to be comforted by our memories, feel less trapped, and continue to live and grow healthier day by day.
More on how therapy can help.
According to William Worden there are 4 main task of grief.
- To accept the reality of the loss
- To work through the pain of the grief
- To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing
- To find an enduring connection with the deceased while embarking on a new life.
My approach as a therapist working with grief, loss and change is to hold space with compassion and acceptance as you move through these tasks at your own pace. I realize that everyone’s grief is unique, and different coping techniques and approaches will work differently with each person so my approach will always be tailored your needs and personality.
The information you will be sure to receive is:
- Information on how the process of grieving/loss generally works.
- Healthy Vs. Unhealthy grieving patterns
- Coping strategies to help you one day at a time.
- Naturals ways to get a peaceful night’s sleep
- How to manage holidays and anniversaries
- How to identify and deal with anger, guilt, and regret.
- Activities and rituals to help support you through your most difficult days
- Effectively use creative expression for healing and wholeness.
Realize you are not alone on this journey through grief.